Thomas Scientific has inked a five-year contract with the city and county of San Francisco to be a strategic supplier of laboratory products and services.

The award was granted as the result of a formal bid solicitation. It allows for the provision of laboratory supplies to all relevant departments, both at the county and municipal level.

This latest deal comes on the heels of a similar five-year award with Florida State University in early November.

“The City and County of San Francisco was seeking to contract with a laboratory products distributor with the goal of establishing a ‘one-stop’ supplier for many different departments,” says Lewis McMillan, director, Government Sales at Thomas Scientific. “Our award extends the full product offering of Thomas Scientific to these government customers.”

In the last few years, the company made four acquisitions under the Thomas Scientific umbrella during 2017-2018, including life science distributors Phenix Research Products and E&K Scientific. Since the integration of these four companies in 2019, Thomas Scientific has relied almost exclusively on in-house strategic for growth.

In addition to continually adding to its product portfolio, Thomas Scientific has accelerated its investments within its clinical diagnostics, lab automation, and controlled environments teams. The company also made further operational  by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification this July and publicly launching Thomas Inventory Management Solutions (TIMS), its vendor-managed inventory program, the following month.

“Our Sales and Category Management teams have worked together to continually build-off of our industry leading product portfolio, attracting customers like the City and County of San Francisco (and Florida State University). Thomas Scientific plays a very strategic and important role for our customers and suppliers by delivering significant value through our capabilities and expertise as North America’s largest pure-play distributor,” says Stan Haas, Thomas Scientific’s chief operating officer. “We appreciate the confidence that our customer and supplier partners continue to have in Thomas, as we all pursue success together in serving science.”

Learn more about Thomas Scientific and its product and service offerings on the company website.

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